Monthly Retail Trade Survey

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Purpose

The Monthly Survey of Large Retailers (LMR) provides a breakdown of national retail sales on the basis of commodities for a panel of about 70 large retail enterprises. Unadjusted sales data for more than 140 commodities are available on a monthly basis.

This survey collects detailed information about retail commodity sales in Canada to produce estimates of the sales of various commodities at the national level, for different types of retail outlets in Canada.

The Monthly Retail Trade Survey collects data on sales, e-commerce sales, and the number of retail locations by province, territory, and selected census metropolitan areas from a sample of retailers.

Authority

This information is collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S-19.
COMPLETION OF THIS QUESTIONNAIRE IS A LEGAL REQUIREMENT UNDER THIS ACT.

Purpose

This survey provides information to measure the health and economic performance of the retail sector and the Canadian economy. The business community uses the data to analyze market performance and developments. Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes. Please access www.statcan.gc.ca for more information on this survey.

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Data-sharing agreements

To reduce respondent burden, Statistics Canada has entered into data-sharing agreements with provincial and territorial statistical agencies and other government organizations, which have agreed to keep the data confidential and use them only for statistical purposes. Information on confidentiality, data-sharing agreements and record linkages can be found on the last page of this questionnaire.

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Reporting instructions

1. Please print in ink.
2. Do not include sales tax.
3. Do not report dollars in decimal. Round all values to the nearest whole number.
4. Consult the reporting guide at www.statcan.gc.ca/guides-e for further information.
5. When precise figures are not available, please provide your best estimates.

Business or organization and contact information

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Please verify the business or organization name, contact person and address for this questionnaire and correct where needed.

Legal name
Operating name
First name
Last name
Title
Address (number and street)
City
Province, territory or state
Postal code or ZIP code
Country

Business or organization and contact information

Email address
Preferred language of communication
Telephone number (including area code)
Extension number
Fax number (including area code)

Business Status

Is this business or organization currently in operation?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No, seasonal operations
  • 3: No, ceased all operations
  • 4: No, sold all operations
  • 5: No, amalgamated with (an) other business(es)
  • 6: No, temporarily inactive but will re-open
  • 7: No, no longer operating due to other reason(s)

When did this business or organization close for the season?

  • : YYYY MM DD

When does this business or organization expect to resume operations?

  • : YYYY MM DD

When did this business or organization cease all operations?

  • : YYYY MM DD

Why did this business or organization cease all operations?

  • 1: Bankruptcy
  • 2: Liquidation
  • 3: Dissolution
  • 4: Other reason — please specify:

When was this business or organization sold?

  • : YYYY MM DD

What is the legal name of the buyer?

When did this business or organization amalgamate?

  • : YYYY MM DD

What is the legal name of the resulting or continuing business or organization?

What is (are) the legal name(s) of the other amalgamated business(es) or organization(s)?

When did this business or organization become temporarily inactive?

  • : YYYY MM DD

When does this business or organization expect to resume operations?

  • : YYYY MM DD

Why is this business or organization temporarily inactive?

When did this business or organization cease operations?

  • : YYYY MM DD

Why did this business or organization cease operations?

Business Activity

Statistics Canada uses the North American Industrial Classification System to classify the activities of each business or organization. According to our records, this business or organization's main activity is classified as:

Is this the main activity of this business or organization?

  • 1: Yes, this is the main activity of this business or organization.
  • 2: No, this is not the main activity of this business or organization.

Was this business or organization's main activity, which typically generates the most revenue, ever classified as described above?

  • 1: Yes
    When did the main activity change?
    YYYY MM DD
  • 2: No

Please provide a brief but precise description of this business or organization's main activity (e.g., "breakfast cereal manufacturing" or "shoe store" or "software development").

Approximately what percentage of this business or organization's revenue is generated by this main activity?
Estimates are acceptable.

Are there any other activities that contribute significantly (at least 10%) to this business or organization's revenue?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Please provide a brief but precise description of this business or organization's secondary activity. (e.g., "breakfast cereal manufacturing" or "shoe store" or "software development").

Approximately what percentage of this business or organization's revenue is generated by this secondary activity?
Estimates are acceptable

Reporting period of retail sales

Please enter this business' reporting period.

  • : Start date
    YYYY MM DD
  • : End date
    YYYY MM DD

Total retail sales

Please report the total retail sales for this business for the current reference period.
Report all dollar amounts in Canadian dollars (CAN$).
When precise figures are not available, please provide your best estimates.

Include revenue from:
• brick and mortar retail locations.
• Internet sales.
• Sales of any goods including value of trade-ins (net of returns and discounts).
• Repair and maintenance (including parts and labour).
• Rental or leasing of goods and equipment.
• Services (including food services).
• Goods manufactured as a secondary activity.
• Fees earned from commissions (e.g., lottery or bus tickets, phone cards). Do not report sales values.
• Orders made by mail, telephone, catalogue and facsimile.

Exclude:
• GST, HST, PST, and QST.
• Non-operating revenue such as interest or dividends.
• Revenue from placement fees, operating subsidies, grants, royalties or
franchise fees.

  • : Total retail sales

Internet Sales

Did this business make any Internet sales?
Internet sales are those where the customer places the order and makes the commitment to purchase online. Payment may be made by other means.
Include: orders made in web page, extranet or electronic data interchange (EDI).
Exclude: orders made by mail, telephone, catalogue or facsimile.

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

How much of total retail sales that you reported in question 3 was from Internet sales?
• Enter in Canadian dollars.
• If precise figures are not available, provide your best estimate.
• Enter '0' if there were no Internet sales.
Include: orders made in web page, extranet or electronic data interchange (EDI).
Exclude: orders made by mail, telephone, catalogue or facsimile.

  • : Total internet sales

Total retail sales by province and territory

Referring to the value reported in Question 3, please provide a breakdown of your total retail sales and
the number of retail locations by Province and Territory.
Report all brick and mortar retail locations reporting any sales during this period.
Include revenue from:
• Rental or leasing of goods and equipment.
• Sales of any goods including value of trade-ins (net of returns and discounts).
• Repair and maintenance (including parts and labour).
• Services (including food services).
• Goods manufactured as a secondary activity.
• Fees earned from commissions (e.g., lottery or bus tickets, phone cards). Do not report sales values.
• Orders made by mail, telephone, catalogue and facsimile.
• Internet sales.
Exclude:
• GST, HST, PST, and QST.
• Non-operating revenue such as interest or dividends.
• Revenue from rental of real estate, placement fees, operating subsidies, grants, royalties or franchise fees.

  • a: Newfoundland and Labrador
  • b: Prince Edward Island
  • c: Nova Scotia
  • d: New Brunswick
  • e: Quebec
  • f: Ontario
  • g: Manitoba
  • h: Saskatchewan
  • i: Alberta
  • j: British Columbia
  • k: Yukon
  • l: Northwest Territories
  • m: Nunavut
  • 1: Canada

Total retail sales by selected metropolitan area

Of the total retail sales that you reported in question 6 please report, for the following selected metropolitan area(s), the number of retail locations and the total retail sales for the reference period.

  • a: Quebec City
  • b: Montreal
  • c: Gatineau
  • d: Ottawa
  • e: Toronto
  • f: Winnipeg
  • g: Calgary
  • h: Edmonton
  • i: Vancouver

Retail Sales

List any changes or events that may have affected the reported values for this business compared to the previous
reporting periods.
E.g., expansion, acquired or sold business units, closures, organizational changes, method of sales changes
(Internet, catalogue, mail, telephone).
Please indicate the approximate date when these changes or events occurred.
If none, leave blank.

Inventories

Report the total book value of inventories owned and intended for resale.
Enter '0' if there were no inventories.
Include: inventories at retail stores, in warehouses, in transit, or on consignment to others.
Exclude: inventories held on consignment from others (inventories not owned).
Store and office supplies and any other supplies not for resale.
Please report the book value (cost of goods) of your inventory at the end of the calendar month.

Indicate the date for which the inventory value above was reported (if different from the end of the calendar month).

  • : YYYY MM DD

Reporting period of commodity sales

Please enter the reporting period for your commodities (products and services) sold at the locations reported at question 6 for this month.

  • 1: Start date
    YYYY MM DD
  • 2: End date
    YYYY MM DD

Please indicate whether you will report this business' sales by commodity in dollars or percentage.

  • 1: Canadian Dollars
  • 2: Percentage

Commodity Sales

Please report sales, commissions and other receipts for each commodity sold during the reporting period, either in dollars ($)
or as a percentage (%) of your total sales.
If you carry a commodity:
• With a known sales value/percentage, enter this figure.
• Without a known sales value/percentage, leave the sales figure blank, and check the "Yes" box.
If you do NOT carry a commodity:
• Which you have previously carried, the sales value/percent should be left blank and the "No" box checked.
• Which you have NOT previously carried the sales value/percent should be left blank and the "No" box checked.
Include:
• Sales of any goods including value of trade-ins (net of returns and discounts).
• Revenue from repair and maintenance (including parts and labour).
• Revenue from services, including food services.
• Goods manufactured as a secondary activity.
• Fees earned from commissions (e.g., lottery or bus tickets, phone cards). Do not report sales values.
Exclude:
• GST, HST, PST, and QST.
• Non-operating revenue such as interest or dividends.
• Revenue from rental of real estate, placement fees, operating subsidies, grants, royalties or franchise fees.
What were the total retail sales for the following commodities?

  • : Food
  • : Fresh food
  • : Fresh meat and poultry (5611111)
  • : Fresh fish and other seafood (5611112)
  • : Fresh fruit and vegetables (5611113)
  • : Eggs and dairy products(except frozen desserts) (5611114)
  • : Baked goods (except frozen products, cookies and crackers) (5611115)
  • : Perishable prepared foods (including fresh sliced deli meats, prepared entrees and fresh pasta) (5611116)
  • : Subtotal — Fresh food (561111)
  • : Frozen food
  • : Frozen food (5611121)
  • : Cookies and packaged foods
  • : Cookies, confectionery, and snack foods (5611131)
  • : Packaged food dry goods, not elsewhere classified (5611132)
  • : Subtotal — Frozen foods (5611121), cookies (5611131) and packaged foods (5611132)
  • : Subtotal — Foods (56111)
  • : Prepared meals and beverages
  • : Prepared meals and beverages (841)
    Note: Prepared meals and beverages (841) to be summed with Subtotal - Commissions, automotive and
    miscellaneous services.
  • : Beverages and ice
  • : Soft drink and non-alcoholic beverages
  • : Soft drinks (except bottled water)(5611211)
  • : Non-alcoholic beverages (except soft drinks, milk, hot beverages and frozen drinks)(5611212)
  • : Hot prepared beverages (including hot coffee)(5611213)
  • : Subtotal — Soft drinks and non-alcoholic beverages (561121)
  • : Alcoholic beverages and ice
  • : Alcoholic beverages (5611221)
  • : Ice (5611231)
  • : Subtotal — Alcoholic beverages and ice
  • : Subtotal — Beverages and ice (56112)
  • : Clothing, footwear and accessories
  • : Men's clothing and accessories
  • : Men's outerwear coats and jackets (5612111)
  • : Men's suits, sport jackets and blazers (5612112)
  • : Men's pants, shirts, sweaters and other bottoms and tops (5612113)
  • : Men's sleepwear, underwear and hosiery (5612114)
  • : Men's hats, gloves, belts, and other accessories (5612115)
  • : Men's clothing, not elsewhere classified (5612116)
  • : Subtotal — Men's clothing and accessories (561211)
  • : Women's clothing and accessories
  • : Women's outerwear coats and jackets (5612121)
  • : Women's dresses and suits (5612122)
  • : Women's skirts, pants, blouses, sweaters and other bottoms and tops (5612123)
  • : Women's lingerie, sleepwear and underwear (5612124)
  • : Women's hosiery (5612125)
  • : Women's handbags, purses and accessories (5612126)
  • : Women's clothing, not elsewhere classified (5612127)
  • : Subtotal — Women's clothing and accessories (561212)
  • : Children's and infants' clothing and accessories
  • : Boys' clothing and accessories (sizes 2 to 20) (5612131)
  • : Girls' clothing and accessories (sizes 2 to 16) (5612132)
  • : Infants' clothing and fabric accessories (sizes 0 to 24 months)(5612133)
  • : Subtotal — Children's and infants' clothing (561213)
  • : Unisex clothing
  • : Unisex clothing, costumes and vestments (5612141)
  • : Subtotal — Clothing (56121)
  • : Men's footwear
  • : Men's athletic footwear (5612211)
  • : Men's footwear and accessories (except athletic) (5612212)
  • : Subtotal — Men's footwear (561221)
  • : Women's footwear
  • : Women's athletic footwear (5612221)
  • : Women's footwear and accessories (except athletic) (5612222)
  • : Subtotal — Women's footwear (561222)
  • : Infant and children's footwear
  • : Infants' footwear (5612231)
  • : Children's athletic footwear (up to and including size 6) (5612232)
  • : Children's footwear, not elsewhere classified (up to and including size 6)(5612233)
  • : Subtotal — Infant and children's footwear (561223)
  • : Subtotal — Footwear (56122)
  • : Jewellery and watches, luggage and briefcases
  • : Fine jewellery (including precious metal, diamonds, gemstones, and pearls) (5612311)
  • : Costume jewellery (including base metal, glass, plastic, and synthetic stones) (5612312)
  • : Watches (5612313)
  • : Luggage, briefcases, knapsacks, and duffel bags (5612321)
  • : Subtotal — Jewellery and watches, luggage and briefcases (56123)
  • : Home furniture, furnishings, housewares, appliances and electronics
  • : Indoor home furniture (561311)
  • : Mattresses and foundations (5613111)
  • : Infants' furniture (5613112)
  • : Indoor home furniture, not elsewhere classified (5613113)
  • : Subtotal — Indoor home furniture (561311)
  • : Outdoor home furniture
  • : Outdoor home furniture (5613121)
  • : Home furnishings
  • : Window treatments (5613131)
  • : Household textile products, not elsewhere classified (5613132)
  • : Decorative home furnishings (except textile products) (5613133)
  • : Subtotal — Home furnishings (561313)
  • : Housewares
  • : Tableware, kitchenware, cookware and bakeware (5613141)
  • : Household cleaning supplies (5613142)
  • : Paper household supplies (5613143)
  • : Miscellaneous household supplies, not elsewhere classified (5613144)
  • : Subtotal — Housewares (561314)
  • : Home appliances
  • : Small home appliances (5613151)
  • : Major home kitchen and cleaning appliances (5613152)
  • : Subtotal — Home appliances (561315)
  • : Home electronics
  • : Computers, peripherals, and networking equipment (5613161)
  • : Computer software (except games)(5613162)
  • : Telephones and related products (5613163)
  • : Televisions and home audiovisual equipment (5613164)
  • : Cameras (except video cameras) and photographic equipment (5613165)
  • : Subtotal — Home electronics (561316)
  • : Subtotal — Home furniture, furnishings, housewares, appliances and electronics (56131)
  • : Sporting and leisure products
  • : Sporting equipment
  • : Bicycles and biking equipment and accessories (5614111)
  • : Exercise equipment (5614112)
  • : Golf equipment (5614113)
  • : Skiing and snowboarding equipment (5614114)
  • : Hunting, fishing and camping equipment (5614115)
  • : Team sporting equipment (5614116)
  • : Sporting equipment, not elsewhere classified (5614117)
  • : Subtotal — Sporting equipment (including bicycles) (561411)
  • : Toys and games
  • : Electronic game consoles and game software (5614121)
  • : Toys and games (except game consoles and software) (5614122)
  • : Subtotal — Toys and games (561412)
  • : Publications
  • : Books (5614131)
  • : Newspapers, magazines and periodicals (5614132)
  • : Publications, not elsewhere classified (including posters, art prints, maps, and greeting cards) (5614133)
  • : Subtotal — Publications (561413)
  • : Audio and video recordings
  • : Audio and video recordings (5614141)
  • : Arts and leisure equipment and supplies, not elsewhere classified
  • : Artists' equipment and supplies (5614151)
  • : Musical instruments and printed music (5614152)
  • : Sewing and knitting supplies (5614153)
  • : Craft and hobby kits and leisure supplies, not elsewhere classified (5614154)
  • : Subtotal — Arts and leisure equipment and supplies, not elsewhere classified (561415)
  • : Subtotal — Sporting and leisure products (56141)
  • : Motor vehicles, recreational vehicles, motor vehicles parts and accessories
  • : New motor vehicles
  • : New passenger automobiles (5615111)
  • : New minivans, sport utility vehicles and light trucks (5615112)
  • : New medium and heavy trucks (5615113)
  • : Subtotal — New motor vehicles (561511)
  • : Used motor vehicles
  • : Used passenger automobiles (5615121)
  • : Used minivans, sport utility vehicles and light trucks (5615122)
  • : Used medium and heavy trucks (5615123)
  • : Subtotal — Used motor vehicles (561512)
  • : Subtotal — Motor vehicles (56151)
  • : New recreational vehicles
  • : New motorcycles and scooters (5615211)
  • : New motor homes, travel trailers and truck campers (5615212)
  • : New snowmobiles and other personal off-road vehicles (5615213)
  • : New recreational boats and other recreational vehicles, not elsewhere classified (5615214)
  • : Subtotal — New recreational vehicles (561521)
  • : Used recreational vehicles
  • : Used motorcycles and scooters (5615221)
  • : Used motor homes, travel trailers and truck campers (5615222)
  • : Used snowmobiles and other personal off-road vehicles (5615223)
  • : Used recreational boats and other recreational vehicles, not elsewhere classified (5615224)
  • : Subtotal — Used recreational vehicles (561522)
  • : Subtotal — Recreational vehicles (56152)
  • : Motor vehicle parts, accessories and supplies
  • : New motor vehicle tires (5615311)
  • : Motor vehicle parts and accessories (except tires), new and used (5615312)
  • : Motor vehicle chemicals (5615313)
  • : Subtotal — Motor vehicle parts, accessories and supplies (56153)
  • : Automotive and household fuels
  • : Automotive fuels (5616111)
  • : Household fuels (5616121)
  • : Subtotal — Automotive and household fuels (56161)
  • : Health, personal and household products
  • : Pharmaceuticals
  • : Prescription pharmaceuticals (5617111)
  • : Non-prescription pharmaceuticals (5617112)
  • : Vitamins, mineral, and other health supplements (5617113)
  • : Subtotal — Pharmaceuticals (561711)
  • : Eyewear and home health products
  • : Prescription eyewear (5617121)
  • : Non-prescription eyewear (5617122)
  • : Home health products, not elsewhere classified (5617131)
  • : Subtotal — Health, personal and household products (56171)
    Includes subtotal pharmaceuticals (561711)
  • : Infant care, personal and beauty products
  • : Infant care products
  • : Disposable diapers (5617211)
  • : Infants' and children's car seats (5617212)
  • : Strollers and infant care products, not elsewhere classified (5617213)
  • : Subtotal — Infant care products (561721)
  • : Personal and beauty products
  • : Cosmetics and fragrances (5617221)
  • : Toiletries (5617222)
  • : Feminine hygiene products (5617223)
  • : Personal care supplies and equipment, not elsewhere classified (5617224)
  • : Subtotal — Personal and beauty products (561722)
  • : Subtotal — Infant care, personal and beauty products (56172)
  • : Hardware, tools, renovation and lawn and garden products
  • : Hardware and tools
  • : Hardware (5618111)
  • : Hand tools (5618112)
  • : Power tools (5618113)
  • : Subtotal — Hardware and tools (561811)
  • : Renovation materials and supplies
  • : Major household air-conditioning, heating, and water heating equipment (5618121)
  • : Plumbing and electrical supplies (including fixtures) (5618122)
  • : Paint, painting supplies and wallpaper (5618123)
  • : Flooring, floor coverings and floor and wall tiles (5618124)
  • : Lumber and other renovation materials and supplies (5618125)
  • : Hardware and renovation related products, not elsewhere classified (5618126)
  • : Subtotal — Renovation materials and supplies (561812)
  • : Home, lawn and garden equipment and supplies
  • : Lawnmowers, snowblowers and gardening tools (5618131)
  • : Live plants, seeds and other home and garden supplies (except agricultural fertilizers and pesticides) (5618132)
  • : Subtotal — Home lawn and garden equipment and supplies (561813)
  • : Subtotal — Hardware, tools, renovation and lawn and garden products (56181)
  • : Miscellaneous products
  • : Tobacco products and accessories
  • : Tobacco products and accessories (5619121)
  • : Pets, pet food and pet supplies
  • : Pets (5619111)
  • : Pet food, supplies, and accessories (5619112)
  • : Subtotal — Pets, pet food supplies and accessories (561911)
  • : Home office equipment and supplies not elsewhere classified
  • : Home office equipment, not elsewhere classified (5619131)
  • : Home office supplies, not elsewhere classified (5619132)
  • : Subtotal — Home office equipment and supplies, not elsewhere classified (561913)
  • : Farm equipment and supplies
  • : Farm equipment (5619141)
  • : Farm supplies (5619142)
  • : Subtotal — Farm equipment and supplies (561914)
  • : Equipment and supplies for activities not elsewhere classified
  • : Supplies for beer- and wine-making (5619151)
  • : Cut flowers, indoor potted plants and floral supplies (5619152)
  • : Monuments and tombstones (5619153)
  • : Manufactured mobile homes (5619154)
  • : Professional and scientific instruments (5619155)
  • : Equipment and supplies for non-farm activities, not elsewhere classified (5619156)
  • : Miscellaneous retail products, not elsewhere classified (5619157)
  • : Subtotal — Equipment and supplies for activities not elsewhere classified (561915)
  • : Artwork, collectibles, antiques and used or second-hand merchandise (except motor vehicles and mobile homes)
  • : Artwork (5619161)
  • : Collectors' items (5619162)
  • : Antiques, and used or second-hand merchandise (except motor vehicles and mobile homes) (5619163)
  • : Subtotal — Artwork, collectibles, antiques and used or second-hand merchandise (except motor vehicles and mobile homes)(561916)
  • : Subtotal — Miscellaneous products (56191)
    Includes subtotals for (5619121), (561911),(561913), (561914), (561915) and (561916)
  • : Commissions, automotive and miscellaneous services
  • : Retail trade commissions (56211)
  • : Motor vehicle maintenance and repair services (53112)
  • : Repair and maintenance services (except for buildings and motor vehicles) (57111)
  • : Motor vehicle rental and leasing services (58111)
  • : Computer equipment rental and leasing services (58121)
  • : Office machinery and equipment rental and leasing services (except computer equipment) (58122)
  • : Commercial and industrial machinery and equipment (except office equipment) rental and leasing
    services (58131)
  • : Rental and leasing services of other goods (58141)
  • : Subtotal —Commissions, automotive and miscellaneous services
    Includes Prepared meals and beverages
  • : Other commodities, not listed above

If you reported by percentage in the previous question, what were the total retail sales in dollars for the commodities you
have reported for?

  • : Total retail sales

List any changes or events that may have affected the reported values for this business compared to the previous reporting periods.
E.g., expansion, acquired or sold business units, closures, organizational changes, method of sales changes (Internet, catalogue, mail, telephone).
Please indicate the approximate date when these changes or events occurred.
If none, leave blank.

Contact person

Name of person to contact about this questionnaire:

  • : First name
  • : Last name
  • : Title
  • : Email address
  • : Telephone number
  • : Extension number
  • : Fax number

How long did you spend collecting the data and completing the questionnaire?

  • 01: Hour(s)
  • 02: Minute(s)

Comments

We invite your comments below. Statistics Canada reviews all comments with the intent of improving the survey.

General information

Confidentiality

Your answers are confidential. Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any information it collects which could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent or as permitted by the Statistics Act.

Statistics Canada will use information from this survey for statistical purposes.

Data-sharing agreements

To reduce respondent burden, Statistics Canada has entered into data-sharing agreements with provincial and territorial statistical agencies and other government organizations, which have agreed to keep the data confidential and use them only for statistical purposes. Statistics Canada will only share data from this survey with those organizations that have demonstrated a requirement to use the data. Section 11 of the Statistics Act provides for the sharing of information with provincial and territorial statistical agencies that meet certain conditions. These agencies must have the legislative authority to collect the same information, on a mandatory basis, and the legislation must provide substantially the same provisions for confidentiality and penalties for disclosure of confidential information as the Statistics Act. Because these agencies have the legal authority to compel businesses to provide the same information, consent is not requested and businesses may not object to the sharing of the data. For this survey, there are Section 11 agreements with the provincial and territorial statistical agencies of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and the Yukon. The shared data will be limited to information pertaining to business establishments located within the jurisdiction of the respective province or territory.

Section 12 of the Statistics Act provides for the sharing of information with federal, provincial or territorial government organizations. Under Section 12, you may refuse to share your information with any of these organizations by writing a letter of objection to the Chief Statistician and returning it with the completed questionnaire. Please specify the organizations with which you do not want to share your data.

For this survey, there are Section 12 agreements with the statistical agencies of Prince Edward Island, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

For agreements with provincial and territorial government organizations, the shared data will be limited to information pertaining to business establishments located within the jurisdiction of the respective province or territory.

Record linkages

To enhance the data from this survey and to reduce the reporting burden, Statistics Canada may combine the acquired data with information from other surveys or from administrative sources.

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